Biography: Junior college transfer who's started the past two seasons, posting 66 tackles/1 interception/1 pass breakup as a senior and 64/2/3 as a junior.
Positives: Undersized safety who plays with an aggressive style. Displays good range on the field, fast out to the flanks and makes plays outside the numbers. Goes after ballcarriers and delivers some tough hits. Solid special teams? player who gets down the field on coverage units to make the tackle.
Negatives: Easily disrupted by blocks or taken from the action by receivers. Possesses poor ball skills and makes a lot of plays late. Does not consistently take proper angles to the action and gets caught out of position.
Analysis: Elder possesses marginal physical skills but gives top effort. He could flourish in a zone system but must make his mark on special teams, which is something he did well in college.
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